Skunk

Have you ever had a stray animal show up at your house? 

We live in the country near a county road, so that’s a common occurrence around here. 

Last year, besides that crazy wild possum that showed up, there were three stray cats hanging out in our backyard. 

They’d kind of come and go. We’d feed them while they were around, but then they were gone and we didn’t see them again.

Several weeks ago, a little boy kitten with gray stripes and white feet appeared on our deck. All three of us were instantly smitten! 

Every evening for a week, we’d sit on the deck in hopes that he’d get used to us, and maybe stick around. 

Every night he came to eat and a little more each day, we fell in love! Little Bit even picked out his name. 

Then, he was gone. 

Well, that’s the nature of life in the country. I tried to not be heartbroken about it, and kept myself busy with the daily life of this and that. 

A week later, out of nowhere, he returned! I tell you what, I think our hearts burst wide open! We were so excited to see him again! 

He is the sweetest thing! At about a year old, he’s so much fun. He’s different than our two girl cats- he lets us rub his tummy! 

He’d never seen toys before, and a few days ago, he finally learned how to play with them. Sooooooo cute. He’s bats them all over the dining room, then takes a nap when he’s tired. 

I’m not sure where he came from or why, but I hope he’s with us for a long, long time. 

Recently, you met mom and dad’s new cat, Sara. Now I’d like to introduce you our newest little sweetheart, Skunk. 



24 thoughts on “Skunk

  1. Mrs Strawberry Blonde July 27, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Oh he’s the cutest!! ♥♥♥
    I’m glad he came back and he’s now living with you. I too hope he stays forever!

    • Jessica July 27, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      There you go, making me smile again… ❤️

    • Jessica July 27, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      He is soooo sweet. He’s striped everywhere, but his little tummy is polka dotted like a leopard.

      Little Bit named him Skunk because he his tail looks like a raccoon and a Lemur. I thought that was so cute. My husband calls him Skunkers. :)

      • Mrs Strawberry Blonde July 28, 2016 / 7:31 am

        Now he calls him Skunkers. Wait until he’s fully grown – he’ll be the Skunkinator! :D

        • Jessica July 28, 2016 / 7:57 am

          Love it!! :) You are the queen of names. I don’t know if I can wait til he grows up to call him that! Ha! I may try it out today! Little Bit will love it! You’re awesome! :)

  2. Miriam July 27, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    OMG Skunk is so gorgeous, that first photo, those eyes … no wonder you fell in love. Hope he’s with you for ever. :)

    • Jessica July 28, 2016 / 11:08 am

      You’re right, those eyes! That first picture makes me want to pick him up and squeeze him! But, he’s still warming up to be being picked up. However, he is becoming quite the lap cat! Even sits on my husband’s lap and takes up half his chair!

      • Miriam July 28, 2016 / 4:33 pm

        That’s so cute. My husband would be sneezing his head off. He’s allergic to cat hair. :)

        • Jessica July 28, 2016 / 4:48 pm

          Ha! Yeah, probably not a good combo then! :)

  3. DailyMusings July 28, 2016 / 5:17 am

    too precious, love how he’sleeping with his legs hanging off the couch :-)

    • Jessica July 28, 2016 / 7:48 am

      That cracked me up. :)

    • Jessica August 23, 2016 / 6:33 am

      Wow! Thank you so much!! :)

  4. pilch92 August 23, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Aww…he is so cute.

    • Jessica August 23, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you! He’s a sweetie! :)

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